Basic Spinach Salad With Hot Bacon Dressing

READY IN: 10mins
Recipe by Slatts

This is a great classic spinach salad with hot bacon dressing. I like it because the dressing is made with staples I always have in my kitchen so all I need to do is pick up some fresh spinach. You can add what you like to the salad: eggs, nuts, fruit, etc. This is from "Gourmet Magazine". If you've never attempted a spinach salad with hot bacon dressing this is an easy and impressive recipe that tastes yummy!

Top Review by EmmyDuckie

This is really tasty, and super easy. I like the richness of the bacon with the spinach, and the little hint of sugar. I'm thinking it would be really easy to adapt this to match the flavors of many kinds of meals by changing up the vinegar, or adding various herbs and spices. Very, very nice. We did find that the vinegar is a bit strong if the dressing is very hot, and allowing it to cool for a few minutes before tossing it with the spinach made it much milder, which we liked.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Cook bacon until crisp. Remove from pan and set aside.
  2. Drain most of the bacon fat from the pan leaving only two tablespoons.
  3. Cook the shallot in the bacon fat for one minute.
  4. Add the vinegar, sugar, mustard, oil, salt, pepper, and bring to a boil.
  5. Pour over spinach and toss to combine.
  6. Sprinkle with reserved bacon pieces and serve immeadiately.

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